July 4th is fast approaching… fun… sun… and fireworks!

Enjoy Independence Day with these sensory strategies for kids with auditory over-responsivity:

Allow your child to…
Run, climb, and jump before settling down for fireworks to prepare the nervous system
Hold a soft and smooshy hand fidget for calming
Eat some crunchy or chewy snacks
Sit in your lap while watching the show
Wear headphones or less conspicuous ear plugs during the fireworks display
Watch fireworks with you inside the air conditioned car with the windows closed
Enjoy the fireworks display from inside a building with a nice window view

Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy your holiday!